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The year 1993 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1993.

For the American TV schedule, see: 1993-94 United States network television schedule.

Contents

Events

Debuts

Date Debut
January 1 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman premiered on CBS and runs for 6 seasons and 150 episodes. (1993–1998)
January 3 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine premiered in syndication and runs for 7 seasons and 176 episodes.
(1993–1999)
January 3 Tots TV premiered on ITV (1993–1998)
January 6 The Animals of Farthing Wood (produced in 1992) debuts in the UK and France, from the European Broadcasting Union. It runs for three seasons, based on the book series by Colin Dann. (1992/3-1995)
January 8 ZZZap! premieres on CiTV in the United Kingdom and runs for 131 episodes.
(1993–2001)
January 11 WWF Monday Night Raw debuts on the USA Network and runs to this day.
(1993–)
January 18 Scrabble returns for a 13 week trial with host Chuck Woolery
(1993–1999)
January 31 Homicide: Life on the Street premieres on NBC and runs for 7 seasons and 122 episodes.
(1993–1999)
April 21 Walker, Texas Ranger premieres on CBS and runs for 9 seasons and 203 episodes.
(1993–2001)
March 8 Beavis and Butt-Head premieres on MTV and runs for 7 seasons and 200 episodes.
(1993–1997)
March 11 Chef! premiers on BBC One in the United Kingdom and runs for 20 episodes.
(1993–1996)
August 28 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers premieres on Fox and runs for 3 seasons and 155 episodes.
(1993–1996)
August 29 Living Single premieres on Fox and runs for 5 seasons and 118 episodes.
(1993–1998)
August 30 The Late Show with David Letterman premieres on CBS and runs to this day.
(1993–)
September 10 The X-Files premieres on Fox and runs for 9 seasons and 202 episodes.
(1993–2002)
September 11 Saved by the Bell: The New Class premieres on NBC and runs for 7 seasons and 143 episodes.
(1993–2000)
September 12 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman premieres on ABC and runs for 4 seasons and 88 episodes.
(1993–1997)
September 12 seaQuest DSV premieres on NBC and runs for 3 seasons and 59 episodes.
(1993–1996)
September 13 Late Night with Conan O'Brien premieres on NBC and runs for 16 seasons and 2,725 episodes.
(1993–2009)
September 13 Ricki Lake premieres in syndication.
(1993–2004)
September 16 Frasier premieres on NBC and runs for 11 seasons and 264 episodes.
(1993–2004)
September 18 Sonic the Hedgehog premieres on ABC and runs for 2 seasons and 26 episodes.
(1993–1994)
September 18 Biker Mice from Mars premieres in syndication and runs for 3 seasons and 65 episodes.
(1993–1996)
September 18 Crow premieres on ABC and runs for 20 episodes.
(1993–1994)
September 18 Rocko's Modern Life premieres on Nickelodeon and runs for 4 seasons and 52 episodes.
(1993–1996)
September 18 Two Stupid Dogs premieres on TBS and runs for 36 episodes.
(1993–1995)
September 21 NYPD Blue premieres on ABC and runs for 12 seasons and 261 episodes.
(1993–2005)
September 24 Boy Meets World premieres on ABC and runs for 7 seasons and 158 episodes.
(1993–2000)
October 2 Live & Kicking premieres on BBC One.
(1993–2001)
October 10 Ryōri no tetsujin, later to be known to English-speaking audiences as Iron Chef, premieres on Fuji TV
(1993–1999; with specials airing until 2002).
October 29 Diagnosis Murder premieres on CBS and runs for 8 seasons and 178 episodes.
(1993–2001)
November 3 The Nanny premieres on CBS and runs for 6 seasons and 146 episodes.
(1993–1999)

Ending this year

Date Series
January 15 Santa Barbara ends after a 9 year run and 2137 episodes.
(1984–1993)
February Double Dare ends after a 7 year run.
(1986–1993)
February 16 Count Duckula ends after 4 seasons and 65 episodes.
(1988–1993)
March 24 Doogie Howser, M.D. ends after 4 seasons and 97 episodes.
(1989–1993)
April 4 Watching ends after 56 episodes.
(1987–1993)
April 17 Going Live! ends after 179 episodes.
(1987–1993)
April 17 Raven ends after 2 seasons and 19 episodes.
(1992–1993)
May 12 The Wonder Years ends after 6 seasons and 115 episodes.
(1988–1993)
May 13 Knots Landing ends after 14 seasons and 344 episodes.
(1979–1993)
May 20 Cheers ends after 11 seasons and 269 episodes.
(1982–1993)
May 21 Press Gang ends after 43 episodes.
(1989–1993)
May 23 Life Goes On ends after 4 seasons and 83 episodes.
(1989–1993)
May 23 Designing Women ends after 7 seasons and 163 episodes.
(1986–1993)
May 24 E Street ends after 4 and a half seasons and 404 episodes.
(1989–1993)
June 25 Late Night with David Letterman ends after an 11 year run.
(1982–1993)
July 9 A Different World ends after 6 seasons and 144 episodes.
(1987–1993)
August 6 Perfect Strangers ends after 8 seasons and 150 episodes.
(1986–1993)
August 14 Back to the Future: The Animated Series ends after 2 seasons and 26 episodes.
(1991–1993)
September 4 Hee Haw ends after a 24 year run.
(1969–1993)
October 23 Major League Baseball on CBS ends after a 3 year run.
(1990–1993)

Changes of Network Affiliation

Show Moved from Moved to
This Is Your Life ITV BBC One

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Notable made for TV movies and events

Births

Date Actor
January 18 Morgan York
February 19 Victoria Justice
February 26 Taylor Dooley
May 14 Miranda Cosgrove
August 26 Keke Palmer
October 8 Angus T. Jones
October 14 Leah Muzzy
December 8 AnnaSophia Robb

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